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SALEM — Oregon legislators Tuesday introduced House Bill 3296, dubbed the Addiction Crisis Recovery Act, which would increase the state's beer tax by 2,800% and wine tax by 1,700%.

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The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday killed a proposal that would have penalized Washington farmers who hired foreign workers, passing instead a bill to encourage better housing for a…

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At the virtual Oregon Wine Symposium this week, several speakers talked about how the wine industry's future may look different than its past, with consumer preferences changing, new technolog…

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Hazelnut trees across Oregon’s Willamette Valley have lost limbs or collapsed under the weight of ice that accumulated over the weekend, requiring extensive pruning or replacement.

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Legislation to give all Washington farmworkers overtime pay and compensate them for back wages, while giving producers a defense from multi-million-dollar lawsuits emerged Friday afternoon.

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Legislation to help honey bees and other pollinators stresses habitat and education, while steering clear of neonicotinoids and parasitic varroa mites.

A Washington fruit company said Thursday it will challenge a $156,000 fine levied by the state Department of Labor and Industries for allegedly not enforcing mask and social distancing rules f…

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OLYMPIA — Several Washington farmers testified on Jan. 28 they could be bankrupted by lawsuits seeking back wages for workers after the state Supreme Court granted farmworkers overtime pay.

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Researchers say the new variety, named UC Wolfskill, will enable growers to harvest earlier, lengthen the harvest season and improve efficiency.

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Almost two dozen organizations, led by R-CALF USA, have sent a letter urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to recognize that imported blueberries are seriously harming U.S. growers.

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The coronavirus pandemic factored into the Pacific Northwest Cherry industry grossing more than $1 billion for the first time last year, but Little Cherry Disease and China tariffs remain key …

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee won't repeal emergency farmworker housing rules, leading two farm groups to contemplate suing. The groups claim the rules could be revised to benefit both employers …

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Farmworkers and food processing workers younger than 50 will be able to get inoculated for COVID at the same time as their older co-workers, according to Washington's new vaccination plan.

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Democrats in the Washington House and Senate introduced bills Tuesday to raise taxes on fruit and vegetable processors that violate any employment, labor or civil rights law.

A program to reimburse Oregon farmers for complying with costly COVID-19 worker protections came in well under budget for the 2020 harvest season, and state lawmakers are now considering what …

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Gebbers Farms, a north-central Washington tree fruit grower, has appealed a $2 million fine issued by the Department of Labor and Industries for coronavirus-safety regulations.

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The American Blueberry Growers Alliance blamed rising Latin American imports in the spring and fall, robbing farmers of lucrative early- and late-season sales.

With the coronavirus pandemic driving more people to shop online, Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, said the industry faces both challenges and opportunities competing…

Not only can visitors “attend” the show from the comfort of their computer, laptop or smart phone, they can do it anytime of the day or night — and it’s free of charge.

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A federal judge in New York City has resurrected an Obama administration rule requiring farmers to enforce a 100-foot halo around pesticide applications, even if the halo extends outside the farm.

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LOS ANGELES — A coalition of California agricultural groups and business employers has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the state’s COVID-19 protocols.

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In the aftermath of massive fires, S. Oregon faces a human, and economic, tragedy

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A two-year freeze on increases in the minimum wage for agricultural foreign guest workers has been thawed by a federal judge in California.

Sue Naumes is a retired grower who helped manage one of the West's largest pear companies for decades. Today she spends her time collecting rare, and precious, fruit labels dating back to the …

Hop production dropped 7% compared to last year as yields decreased, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported.